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Forum: Member Mishaps   Yesterday, 09:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 451
Posted By pleiad7
Peaty, if you have a membership with a...

Peaty, if you have a membership with a photographer's association like PPA, you get access to either free or very reasonably priced equipment insurance for your photo gear that may very well be worth...
Forum: General Forum   Yesterday, 09:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 944
Posted By pleiad7
The service interval for the timing belt is 105k...

The service interval for the timing belt is 105k miles or 105 months, whichever comes first. So while your Foz may not be there yet mileage-wise, it's really already overdue for the service by...
Forum: Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty   04-25-2015, 04:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 64
Posted By pleiad7
If the timing belt and associated components...

If the timing belt and associated components (idlers, tensioner, water pump, cam & crank seals, etc.) hasn't been addressed it should probably be done asap. The service interval for this is 105k...
Forum: Suspension and Handling   04-25-2015, 04:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 72
Posted By pleiad7
I would bet that it's more likely due to worn tie...

I would bet that it's more likely due to worn tie rod ends and/or ball joints.
Forum: Forester Shopping   04-25-2015, 01:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 202
Posted By pleiad7
Mechanically '04-'09 are all quite similar, so...

Mechanically '04-'09 are all quite similar, so it's hard to point to a "most reliable" year. All of the N/A (naturally aspirated) Foresters in that model year range will be more or less prone to...
Forum: Transmission and Driveline   04-25-2015, 10:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 162
Posted By pleiad7
In that case I'd definitely go with the rebuilt...

In that case I'd definitely go with the rebuilt one.
Forum: General Forum   04-24-2015, 02:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 490
Posted By pleiad7
Here's another trivia question: what was the name...

Here's another trivia question: what was the name of Subaru's first passenger car, and what year was it released?
Forum: General Forum   04-24-2015, 02:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 490
Posted By pleiad7
6 stars in the logo is correct, there are 5...

6 stars in the logo is correct, there are 5 smaller ones representing the individual companies from which FHI was conceived (as listed by rayfce in post #4...
Forum: Members' Journals   04-24-2015, 12:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 140
Posted By pleiad7
Moved this thread to the members journals section...

Moved this thread to the members journals section for you. :)
Forum: General Forum   04-24-2015, 11:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 161
Posted By pleiad7
You'll find lots of discussions on performance...

You'll find lots of discussions on performance parts in the FA20DIT engine forum (http://www.subaruforester.org/vbulletin/f207/) and you can learn about tuning options in the engine management forum...
Forum: General Forum   04-24-2015, 11:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 161
Posted By pleiad7
Can you be a little more precise? What kinds of...

Can you be a little more precise? What kinds of parts?
Forum: Forester Developers   04-24-2015, 11:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 835
Posted By pleiad7
Friday bump!

Friday bump!
Forum: Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty   04-24-2015, 10:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 206
Posted By pleiad7
I second this! The HG's on our '98 were replaced...

I second this! The HG's on our '98 were replaced at 130k by the previous owner. The car now has almost 320k miles on it, still serves as a daily driver for my husband, and the gaskets have never...
Forum: Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty   04-23-2015, 07:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 206
Posted By pleiad7
Depending on how much it's worth to you, you...

Depending on how much it's worth to you, you could donate it to a charity... or part it out... or list it in the Classifieds (http://www.subaruforester.org/vbulletin/f93/) as a swap candidate/fixer.
Forum: Transmission and Driveline   04-23-2015, 01:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 162
Posted By pleiad7
How did your 4EAT fail? I'm almost surprised to...

How did your 4EAT fail? I'm almost surprised to hear that - those units are incredibly stout. Your engine mods are certainly not out of the ordinary power-wise. Unless you're planning on racing...
Forum: Interior and Electronics   04-23-2015, 11:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 84
Posted By pleiad7
We use the '03-'08 Weathertech liners in our SF:...

We use the '03-'08 Weathertech liners in our SF: http://www.subaruforester.org/vbulletin/f139/front-weathertech-digitalfit-floor-liners-sg-will-fit-sf-forester-models-too-394346/

'09-'13 would...
Forum: Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty   04-22-2015, 02:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 664
Posted By pleiad7
Yup, I've had mine on the XT for 11+ years - it...

Yup, I've had mine on the XT for 11+ years - it has never failed me. No leaks either, and it still has the original rubber gasket.
Forum: Exterior and Body   04-22-2015, 12:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 129
Posted By pleiad7
Moved it for you.

Moved it for you.
Forum: Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty   04-22-2015, 12:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 664
Posted By pleiad7
You don't have to hold the valve open. It has a...

You don't have to hold the valve open. It has a springloaded feature, but that's only to lift the lever into the position required to slide it open. It'll stay there by itself. When you slide it...
Forum: Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty   04-22-2015, 11:06 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 664
Posted By pleiad7
If you're worried about the warranty, the people...

If you're worried about the warranty, the people to ask would be the dealership, not your local mechanic. :wink: They're the only ones who can tell you with certainty. And yes, the savings from...
Forum: News, Rumors and Media   04-21-2015, 11:44 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 939
Posted By pleiad7
One more reason to support SEMA - they've been...

One more reason to support SEMA - they've been fighting this for the better part of a decade now.

Funny, Autoblog ran a very similar story with a less click-baity title last November: Will...
Forum: Forester Developers   04-20-2015, 03:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 774
Posted By pleiad7
Monday bump, 4 kits left.

Monday bump, 4 kits left.
Forum: Parts For Sale   04-20-2015, 12:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 158
Posted By pleiad7
The engine cover is '06-'08 XT-specific......

The engine cover is '06-'08 XT-specific... correct me if I'm wrong but I don't think it will fit the non-turbo version, or the pre-facelift SGs.
Forum: Exterior and Body   04-20-2015, 11:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 65
Posted By pleiad7
Not sure about auto parts stores, but you could...

Not sure about auto parts stores, but you could go to a local body shop and they will usually custom-match your paint and sell it to you in an applicator bottle for touch-up.
Forum: Tire and Wheel Tech   04-20-2015, 11:54 AM
Replies: 2
  ('06-'08) flat tire
Views: 79
Posted By pleiad7
With a couple of hundred miles to be driven, I'd...

With a couple of hundred miles to be driven, I'd put in the fuse to be safe.
Forum: Tire and Wheel Tech   04-20-2015, 11:45 AM
Replies: 4
  ('09-'13) Tread Depth
Views: 122
Posted By pleiad7
Too much of a discrepancy IMHO... it should not...

Too much of a discrepancy IMHO... it should not be more than 2/32" difference in tread depth. Have the new tire shaved down to match the others or replace the full set.
Forum: General Forum   04-18-2015, 09:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 518
Posted By pleiad7
No shame in that... even the guys (two brothers)...

No shame in that... even the guys (two brothers) who run our favorite local Subaru performance shop have defected from the Subie world to the Prius camp for their family/commute cars. Ya gotta do...
Forum: Forester Developers   04-18-2015, 12:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 774
Posted By pleiad7
I sent you a PM, ckecho! :smile:

I sent you a PM, ckecho! :smile:
Forum: Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty   04-16-2015, 10:02 AM
Replies: 4
  ('06-'08) Creaking in the Rear
Views: 145
Posted By pleiad7
Try re-greasing the rear sway bar bushings to see...

Try re-greasing the rear sway bar bushings to see if that will take care of the noise.
Forum: News, Rumors and Media   04-16-2015, 09:57 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,248
Posted By pleiad7
Well, there's this: STI - EXIGA tS...

Well, there's this: STI - EXIGA tS (http://www.sti.jp/product/exigats/exterior_front.html)

:wink:

But in all reality the Exiga is probably never coming to America in any trim. It's been around...
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